Surrey RCMP responded to over 900 calls on Halloween night

Nov 2 2020, 5:26 pm

While police in Vancouver were kept busy on Halloween night, RCMP in Surrey had their hands full with calls as well.

In a tweet, Surrey police said they received over 900 calls for service throughout the course of the evening.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Joanie Sidhu told Daily Hive that throughout the night, the Surrey RCMP COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team conducted 150 proactive checks for compliance with the public health orders.

Police also received 24 calls about COVID-19-related complaints and “324 bylaw calls regarding noise complaints, fireworks and large groups.”

Even with the number of calls received and the number of COVID-19 compliance checks completed, Sidhu said that overall, there “was a high rate of compliance with only three instances of non-compliance.”

And while no related tickets were issued during the night, she noted that seven warnings were issued under the COVID-19 Regulations and Measures Act for large groups, as well as one under the Quarantine Act.

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